Cleophas Shimanyula: Homeboyz Owner To Educate Young Fan Who Cried Following AFC Leopards Loss At Nyayo Stadium

Cleophas Shimanyula PHOTO/PD

Kakamega Homeboyz owner Cleophas Shimanyula has come through for a young football fan who was caught on camera weeping after AFC Leopards loss.

AFC Leopards lost 2-1 to Kakamega Homeboyz in the semi-finals of the Mozzartbet Cup at the Nyayo National Stadium on Saturday, May 20.

In an update on its official social media pages, the Kakamega outfit posted that the club chairman was looking for the young fan.

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Shimanyula has promised to support the young boy’s  education.

“Club chairman Cleophas Shimanyula is seeking the whereabouts of a young football fan captured uncontrollably in tears after the AFC Leopards defeat on Saturday

“Shimanyula wants to support the boy’s education for showing his loyalty during last Saturday’s Mozzartbet semi-final encounter at Nyayo National Stadium. True sportsmanship,” the club statement read.

Shimanyula is a reputable businessman from Kakamega County.

He started off as a tout in public service vehicles plying the Kakamega – Kisumu route.

Shimanyula and his three brothers later joined their father at his garage where they engaged in simple motor repair and maintenance jobs.

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He later went into the transport sector, and he is credited with turning around the taxi business in Kakamega town and introducing posh cars for hire services.

Shimanyula went into the matatu industry after buying a vehicle through a loan he acquired from a local commercial bank.

He named his first matatu, Homeboyz, and it later became his signature name in the matatu industry.

Nearly a decade later, his Homeboyz brand had over 50 vehicles operating on different routes in the country.

In 2010, Shimanyula founded the Kakamega Homeboyz Football Club which was promoted to the Kenya Premier League in 2013.

The club was launched to offer a platform for youth, especially from the region, to grow their talent.

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